What is a Trojan horse

A Trojan Horse is a type of virus that pretends to be something useful, helpful, or fun while actually causing harm or stealing data.

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Where a Trojan comes from

Trojans often are spread via an infected email attachment or a download that hides in free games, applications, movies or greeting cards.

How to recognize a Trojan

Your computer will often slow down because of the burden on the processor.

How to remove a Trojan

It's best to use a reliable antivirus solution that can detect and wipe out any Trojans on your device. When removing Trojans manually, be sure to remove any programs from your computer that are affiliated with the Trojan.

How to prevent Trojans
  • Avoid opening unknown files attached to email. These have extensions such as .exe, .vbs, and .bat.
  • Maintain up-to-date antivirus protection, preferrably with a firewall.
Protect yourself against Trojans

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